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Cambodia and Laos: Hidden Gems in Angkor Wat and Luang Prabang

David Code | Posted 01.22.2016 | Travel
David Code

"Until I learned English, I felt like a deaf person--surrounded by all these foreigners I couldn't understand," she told me. I knew Christmas in...

This Abandoned Cruise Ship Will Give You The Creeps

Courtney Lambert | Posted 01.12.2016 | Travel
Courtney Lambert

It was unlike any abandoned place I'd ever explored. Despite being completely deserted and open, everything was clean and in its place. Nothing was t...

Exclusive Photos From Wonderfruit Festival 2015 in Thailand

Morena Duwe | Posted 01.13.2016 | Arts
Morena Duwe

The second annual Wonderfruit Festival just southeast of Bangkok in Pattaya Chonburi, Thailand, released exclusive photos from this idyllic event which occurred at the end of 2015. These grounds were transformed into a cross-cultural, sustainability-driven gathering.

5 Takeaways from Leaving Google to Start a Flower Company in Southeast Asia

Steve Feiner | Posted 01.07.2016 | Technology
Steve Feiner

Google just wasn't the one. It was kind of like my college girlfriend. She was beautiful, ambitious, and intelligent, but something deep inside me always knew she was not the one for me. Google was similar; it is a wonderful place to work with amazing people, but in my heart I knew it wasn't for me.

The Best Countries To Visit In Southeast Asia, Ranked

Thrillist | Posted 01.03.2016 | Travel
Thrillist

A definitive ranking of the best and worst countries to visit, based on things like food & drink, stuff to do, ease of meeting people, and how far you can stretch your hard-earned coin.

In A Swiftly Changing Nation, Myanmar's Rihanna Finds Her Voice

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 12.20.2015 | World

Dressed in a shimmery zebra-print bodysuit, her lips painted a signature dark plum, Ah Moon strutted and shimmied across the stage. The young crowd c...

Teaching English Online: The Pros and Cons

Courtney Lambert | Posted 12.15.2015 | Travel
Courtney Lambert

I talk with housewives, engineers, doctors and students. I hear about their lives, traditions, customs and perspectives on issues such as sexism, marriage/divorce, family, travel and school.

What I Learned When I Became a Thailand Expat in My 20s

Courtney Lambert | Posted 12.14.2015 | Travel
Courtney Lambert

You notice the sweet smell of dragon fruit blossoms as you take a stroll down the street to fill up your water bottles (you'll get sick if you drink the tap water). You aren't sure what the latest fall fashions are, and you don't really care.

This Has Got To Be The Most Beautiful Place On Earth

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 12.17.2015 | Travel

To find the ultimate tropical escape, follow in the footsteps of a surfer. They'll lead you to Tahiti, Bali, and Hawaii, of course, and under-the-rada...

Copy and Paste Syndrome: Nuqat's Probe Into Creativity

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 12.01.2015 | Arts
Magda Abu-Fadil

It's a breath of fresh air that attracted art, culture, design and creativity aficionados to Nuqat's conference in Kuwait amid a storm of insanity engulfing the Middle East.

5 Amazing Adventures For Your Southeast Asia Bucket List

The Outbound Collective | Posted 12.02.2015 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

Southeast Asia is an adventure traveler's dream destination. You can eat like a king for a few bucks, explore unbelievable landscapes, and see remnants of some of the planet's most ancient civilizations.

Southeast Asian Film Festival: November 20-22

Khanh Ho | Posted 11.18.2015 | San Francisco
Khanh Ho

In the past decade, we have seen a renaissance of artistic production by Southeast Asians that addresses our condition outside of the confines of mass-market big-ticket rat-a-tat-tat film.

El Nino Adds to Louisiana's Many Coastal Threats

Susan Buchanan | Posted 11.16.2015 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Storm surges and flooding in Orleans and parishes nearby this fall can be at least partly blamed on El Nino. This year's weather event is believed to be the most intense of its kind since 1997 or earlier, creating hazards for Louisiana's coastline.

Young Voters From Burma Speak Out

Kyle David Anderson | Posted 11.13.2015 | Politics
Kyle David Anderson

Aung San Suu Kyi, global icon turned savvy Burmese politician, and her opposition democratic party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), have won a resounding victory in Myanmar.

Voting Underway In Myanmar's First Free Election In 25 Years

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 11.07.2015 | World

YANGON, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Voting began on Sunday in Myanmar's first free nationwide election in 25 years, the Southeast Asian nation's biggest stride...

Vietnam Has Been Praised As A Leader In LGBT Rights. Activists Beg To Differ

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.18.2015 | World

This is the eighth part of a 10-part series on LGBT rights in Southeast Asia, which uncovers the challenges facing the LGBT community in the reg...

Gay People In Myanmar Can't Live Openly. Here's Why

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.17.2015 | World

This is the seventh part of a 10-part series on LGBT rights in Southeast Asia, which uncovers the challenges facing the LGBT community in the re...

Malaysia Staunchly Opposes LGBT Rights

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.16.2015 | World

This is the sixth part of a 10-part series on LGBT rights in Southeast Asia, which uncovers the challenges facing the LGBT community in the regi...

Brunei's LGBT Community Faces Terrifying Future

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.15.2015 | World

This is the fifth part of a 10-part series on LGBT rights in Southeast Asia, which uncovers the challenges facing the LGBT community in the region an...

In Cambodia, Some Families Still Try To 'Cure' LGBT Sons And Daughters

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.14.2015 | World

This is the fourth part of a 10-part series on LGBT rights in Southeast Asia, which uncovers the challenges facing the LGBT community in th...

How Singapore Is Limiting Basic Human Rights

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.13.2015 | World

This is the third part of a 10-part series on LGBT rights in Southeast Asia, which uncovers the challenges facing the LGBT community in the regi...

The Dangers Of Being LGBT In ‘Tolerant’ Philippines

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.12.2015 | World

This is the second part of a 10-part series on LGBT rights in Southeast Asia, which uncovers the challenges facing the LGBT community in the region a...

'Treated Like Animals': The Indonesian LGBT Story

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.12.2015 | World

This is the first part of a 10-part series on LGBT rights in Southeast Asia, which uncovers the challenges facing the LGBT community in the regi...

Being LGBT In Southeast Asia: Stories Of Abuse, Survival And Tremendous Courage

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.20.2015 | World

This is a 10-part series on LGBT rights in Southeast Asia, which uncovers the challenges facing the LGBT community in the region and highli...

The Myth of Authentic Travel

David Sze | Posted 09.16.2015 | Travel
David Sze

When I first stepped onto Khao San Road, the main backpacker drag in Bangkok, I was a little overwhelmed. I had arrived after weeks spent cycling alone in the Thai countryside, winding through rolling hills, beside acres of fields filled with rice and corn, passing by bustling towns and cities without a single tourist.